Disciplinary Action for Behavior Problems

Proper behavior management is essential for any class to run smoothly. Children with behavior problems not only disrupt their own learning, but distract children around them as well. It is essential for teachers to handle behavior problems quickly and effectively.

  1. Verbal Warning

    • If a student is acting out in class, it is important to give him the opportunity to correct his own behavior. If a child is talking out of turn, ask the child to be quiet. If he is unable to control himself, then further disciplinary action is needed. Inform the child that he has been warned and if he continues the behavior you will be forced to take further action.

    Loss of a Privilege

    • If a child is being excessively rude or disruptive, take away a privilege or give her a "time out" from the activity. A privilege to take away might be the ability to playing at recess or free time at the end of the day. Often times behavior will improve because the child feels she is missing out on whatever the other children are doing. Allow the child to return to the activity once the behavior is corrected.

    Call Home

    • In extreme cases, children do not correct behavior after being warned or given a time out. In this case, a phone call home may be necessary. Speak to the parent. Set up a conference to discuss putting the child on a behavior management plan that outlines behavioral goals as well as consequences for poor behavior.

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